10 Reasons Why Hiring an Interior Designer Makes Sense

January 12, 2017

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If you have invested a good amount of money into your home, you may want to showcase it so it can reach its full potential. This is where an interior decorator will come in.

An interior decorator can help you no matter what your budget is and what you need to have done. Toss aside the assumption that all interior designers will be expensive and only for the famous. This is so far from the truth!

In reality, they can do a lot for you.

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Japandi: The New Design Movement Taking Over the World by Storm

January 7, 2017

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One of the trends that we are looking forward this year is a stylistic fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian interior designs, otherwise called Japandi. It was only a matter of time when these two styles will join forces to create something truly unique. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese wabi-sabi (principle of finding beauty in imperfection) and Scandinavian clean, streamlined yet playful design, Japandi creates a soulful and unique interior design style that will change homes all around the world in 2017.

The Scandinavian Simplicity

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6 Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

December 26, 2016

Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

The first step of a successful design project is coming up with an inspiring idea. Great ideas are hard to come by, and if you have got one, you are already halfway through. Still, there is the lion’s share of work ahead, and that is successfully presenting your idea to a client. Fortunately, unlike coming up with the design, presenting it is not a matter of creativity and talent, rather a matter of learning and knowledge. Although all interior designers have different approaches to projects, there are some usual guidelines that should help you find your way.

Content Is the Key

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Where Design Eras Collide: Modern, Vintage or Both?

December 16, 2016

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Vintage seems to be the new black in the interior design world, and retro-inspired elements are taking chic living areas by a storm these days. Still, a vintage home makeover should be handled with special care to avoid extreme stylistic contrasts and excess visual detail. To stay on the safe side of the timeless décor formula, turn to exquisite blends of classic and modern elements and spice up home aesthetics with a few playful boho, Nordic, or eclectic traveler touches. Here are a few simple tips to help you come up with an evergreen yet up-to-date décor masterpiece.

Build from Mid-Century Barebones

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How to Decorate with Pale Pink

August 2, 2016

Pale Pink Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

Light pink tends to be associated with retro decor, children’s rooms, or antiquated bed and breakfast furnishings. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s good news for lovers of this gentle color. Rose Quartz was named Pantone Color of the Year in 2016 and is cropping up to show its sophisticated side. Home decor enthusiasts can use this as an opportunity to re-brand the “girly” hue as something a little more versatile.

So forget the doilies and roses. Instead, check out fresher takes on pale pink from Home Improvement Leads.

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Top 3 Tips for Fledgling Interior Designers

July 22, 2016

Minimalist Interior Design Moodboard

 

The world of interior design is an ever-evolving industry. It is like the digital world where one needs to be constantly updated with the latest trends in order to keep the business running.

If you’re a fledgling interior designer and want to be successful in your chosen field, here are a few tips to get you started.

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Suave and snug: Living room design daydreams

July 13, 2016

Living room daydream moodboard

 

Living rooms aren’t just private spots to plunk down after a long day and turn on the TV: they’re also the place for quality family time, friendly get-togethers, and solitary weekend afternoons spent pursuing creative hobbies. Their mixed-use nature makes sitting rooms one of the most important areas in every home, which is all the more reason to invest special attention into living room design. As for me, I’m a huge fan of imaginative décor tryouts, and after years of experimenting, I think I’ve finally managed to put together a living room out of my dreams.

 

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The Image of Blogging Success // Increase Visual Value of Your Interior Design Blog

May 24, 2016

Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

If an engaging picture is worth a thousand words, then a cool moodboard is worth at least a million, especially in the web world. Show, do not just talk: a post with quality pictures is by as many as 80% more likely to capture viewers’ attention, and it can also receive up to 40 times more shares on social platforms. For this reason, the amount of planning and effort which design-savvy interior design bloggers invest in visual blog components is often the same as (if not greater than) that which goes into the verbal aspect of their site. To ensure maximum visibility online, home décor bloggers often turn to moodboards, custom-created images, and collages, which offer a simple tool to boost interest among existing followers and attract new ones – and bloggers love traffic spikes more than anything else. Here are some ideas on how to create ravishing visuals for your blog that will increase the aesthetic appeal of your site and get more eyeballs on content online.

 

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Wedding Inspiration Board // Pastels

September 17, 2015

pastel wedding inspiration board created on www.sampleboard.com

How to create a colour inspiration board

September 17, 2015

pastel color inspiration board created on www.sampleboard.com

 

In this colour inspiration board I used the following tools and techniques in the SampleBoard editor.

  1. Print-quality portrait canvas size
  2. “Pinter Etsy” style template
  3. Built-in search the web keyword search “pastels” to find pastel-inspired images
  4. ColourLovers to find pastel colour swatches
  5. Shape tool to create the circle
  6. Text tool

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